Thursday, 22 February 2018

Rubbish Removal

This is a collaborative post

I've done pretty well for rubbish while building our extension. There hasn't been huge amounts of waste, we burn the wood on the fire and any hardcore has already been reused. There are certain items that are harder to get rid of though, things like plasterboard should be recycled and plastics if they can.

I drive what's classed as a commercial vehicle so I'm only allowed so many trips to the tip each year and when you do go they can be quite funny about plasterboard waste and I hate things going to landfill.

The other day I was saying to my wife that it might be time for us to get a skip. As well as the plasterboard, from the ceiling I ripped down, there is also a fair amount of plastic collected over the last few years. Things like ton bags and empty cement bags soon mount up, in fact I'd collected 4 bulk bags full.

The downside is our drive is quite tight so having to have a skip on it for a few weeks would be a real pain (no chance of having it on the field as it's far too wet at the moment).
 So I was chuffed when I came across clearabee and saw the services they offered.
I chose their "man with a van service" and a few emails and a couple of photos later I had a big van coming to pick up my waste.
There was three really friendly guys in the truck and they moved the rubbish in no time at all. I thought I was being a bit cheeky getting rid of all the ton bags but they took them without question, to be honest I don't think they would have fitted in a skip as they are so bulky but weigh very little.
 They also took all my plasterboard waste and some doors from a previous job that had glass in.
I know it's very sad to get excited about getting rid of some rubbish but I was so pleased to get it all from here. It's made the place look so much tidier and I hadn't expected them to take it all - I just kept grinning afterwards! It's the simple things that please me!

#### For this post Clearabee offered their services free of charge to me but the opinions and silly gleefulness once the rubbish was removed are all my own! ####


  1. It's great once you clear the rubble, for a couple of years we had a rubbish pile instead of a lawn, but once we had finished and cleared the space, we too had huge grins.

  2. This looks brilliant, I can't believe the size of that van! You haven't even filled it, don't you play van tetris??

  3. Just looked at their web site. I’ve got some stuff I’m going to get a quote for. Thanks.

  4. Hope they aren't one of the companies who dump it in the countryside! There's been a spate of it round here lately in gateways.....tyres, rubble all sorts.

    1. No, one reason why I was so keen to use these guys rather than just someone out of the paper. They try to recycle as much as they can as well.

  5. We had a dumpster for months while we were renovating our house to move in (neglected for years and horrible). Every room had to be redone plus the exterior. it's amazing how quickly construction debris adds up.

  6. Wish we could avail of a rubbish removal service like that in Ireand. It cost us 150 Euro's for a car trailer of decluttering rubbish last week.

  7. Getting rid of waste is a very expensive thing now. Our local tip has cut back dramatically on the types of rubbish it takes now.

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